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Ahmad is a 22-year-old Lebanese single man. He started to work too early as he was obliged to supplement the family’s income and help the family live in good conditions. He is involved in the construction field, specialized at completing painting jobs. He works on a freelance basis and there are two part-time workers helping him achieve the tasks on overloaded days.

With the youth loan he requested from Kiva's partner, Vitas s.a.l., Ahmad will perform the needed maintenance on his van with the aim of carrying on with his transportation to clients and projects easily and safely, especially that during work, Ahmad is obliged to be equipped with tough supplies such as scaffolding, paintings, etc.

As for his future plans, he states that he is very eager to become the proprietor of his own painting shop, and to realize that, he notes that he will apply for a new Kiva loan.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is 30 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 

Important Information

Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes entrepreneurs may have been altered to protect their privacy (i.e., blurring portions of the borrower's picture, not indicating a name and location, etc.). Vitas appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages them to continue their support for Lebanon's borrowers.

About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 133
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,345,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Ahmad to perform the needed maintenance on his van.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 7, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014